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12 November 2020

Positive COVID-19 Case

A spokesperson for Kings Academy said: “Public Health England South West and Somerset County Council’s Public Health and Education teams are working together to support pupils, parents and staff following a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the school. A close contact of the student who tested positive on Tuesday 10 November 2020 has tested positive today. Due to them already self-isolating, this student has not been in school since Tuesday 10 November. Therefore, Public Health England have advised us today that the whole Year 10 bubble should close down and all Year 10’s must self-isolate for 14 days. The last day of isolation for all Year 10 students will be Tuesday 24 November and they return to school on Wednesday 25 November 2020. In addition, this includes the Year 10 students that went into isolation on Tuesday 10 November. The date change for these students is due to the fact that the last date they may have been in contact with the student that has tested positive today is 10 November, and they must self-isolate for 14 days from that date. A comprehensive deep clean of the affected areas of the school is being undertaken. School staff and parents have...... more




11 November 2020

Positive COVID-19 Case

A spokesperson for Kings Academy said: “Public Health England South West and Somerset County Council’s Public Health and Education teams are working together to support pupils, parents and staff following a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the school. Close contacts of the confirmed case in Year 10 have been provided with public health advice and are self-isolating for the recommended 14 days. Following discussions with PHE, this involves a total of 70 pupils who now will not return to school until 23 November 2020. A comprehensive deep clean of the affected areas of the school is being undertaken. School staff and parents have been provided with public health advice including what to do if someone becomes symptomatic. Parents have been advised it is not necessary for any other member of the household to self-isolate unless they become symptomatic. It is also not necessary to arrange for a test unless you are symptomatic. Public Health England has provided the school with advice on infection prevention and control and staff will continue to reinforce these key messages:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least...... more




20 August 2020

Kings Academy GCSE Results Day 20 August 2020

Kings’ Year 11 students are today celebrating a superb set of GCSE results. Students should be incredibly proud of all their hard work and commitment over the past 3 years, and especially of their resilience in the face of such unprecedented circumstances. Given the current situation, statistical trends have not been included as the focus is on the students and their next steps. Each and every achievement should be celebrated as students make important choices about their future plans. There have been some exceptional individual performances including; Tabitha Fuller with 12 grade 9, Abigail Campbell with 13 grade 8 and above, Alexander Cramp, Johannah Mathew and Billy Nash collecting 11 grade 8 and above, Maisie Sharp achieving 10 grade 8 and above. In addition Joe Davenport, Jemima Ryles, Thomas Vallance and Amelia Watson reached 9 grade 8 and above, Katie Wright and Zion Chen achieved 8 grade 8 and above, whilst Gina Cumberlidge, Ewan Foster and Helena Steven also achieved 7 grade 8 and above, Erin Hemms and Edward Durrant achieved 6 grade 8 and above. All exceptional achievements. In a year that has seen significant upheaval, Kings’ students have remained ever...... more




13 August 2020

A - Level and Level 3 Results

Students at Kings Sixth are celebrating their fantastic A Level and Level 3 vocational results today. The students have worked incredibly hard to achieve these results that reflect both their commitment to and effort in, their studies. Given the current situation statistical trends have not been included as the focus is on the students. Students should be proud of their successes and celebrate at the end of this disrupted academic year both their grades and resilience. There were incredible individual achievements. These include: Lizzie Arnold and Alex Cullum with A*A*A*A and A*A*AA respectively. Lizzie intends to continue her studies in Physics at Durham University whilst Alex will take up his place to study Economics at the University of Warwick. Miriam Mitchell achieved A*A*A continuing with her study of English Literature at Durham University. Iona Impey and Jess Frost leave with A*AA to study Chemical Engineering and History, both exceptional and well deserved. Further excellent results were achieved by Bonnie Brown, AAA, Lucy Caulfield A*AB, Eva Delap A*BB, Ewart Jackson-Voyzey A*A*B, Imogen Low A*A*C, Abbey Olney A* Distinction Distinction (L3 BTEC), Lauren...... more




13 July 2020

Proud of Christopher

Kings are exceptionally proud of Christopher from 10T2 who recently completed a 20 hour nonstop gaming event for charity raising £235 for The Red Cross. He was only allowed to leave his computer for toilet breaks, starting at 6am in the morning and finishing at 2am! What an absolutely fantastic achievement, well done Christopher ! ... more